Nishmat's Women’s Health and HalachaIn memory of Chaya Mirel bat R' Avraham

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Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center’s Annual Professional Development Workshop for Rebbetzins and Kallah Teachers

This year’s course is especially designed for Rebbetzins and Educators with at least one year of active Rebbetzin or kallah teaching experience. This course will provide new material to Rebbetzins and Kallah Teachers who have previously participated in our Professional Development programs in Jerusalem and Teaneck, but prior participation not required.

July 17-18, 2017 at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School

Starting at: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Day 1

Morning: 9:00 -12:00 – Teaching toward Healthy Intimacy with Yoetzet Halacha Shoshana Samuels

  • Textual Analysis of Talmudic, Halachic and Hashkafic Sources

  • Pedagogy Workshop on how and what to teach

12:00 – 1:00 Brainstorming Lunch


1:00 – 2:10 Text vs. Talk, Finding a Pedagogical Balance in Teaching Kallot with Shoshana Samuels  

  • Hands-on workshop

  • Text Topic: Mikveh Preparation and Immersion

2:15 – 3:30

From Listless List to Important Ingredient of Shalom Bayit : Teaching Harchakot in an Engaging Way- Yoetzet Halacha Shira Donath

Day 2

Morning: 9:00 -11:00 Common Gynecological Conditions and Procedures: Implications for the Observant Woman with Yoetzet Halacha Bracha Rutner and Dr. Bat-Sheva Lerner Maslow, MD

  • In depth Text study of אי אפשר לפתיחת הקבר בלא דם, תלייה במכה

  • Includes common routine procedures as well as common fertility treatments

11:15 – 1:00  PM Passages: Navigating Niddah during Transitions in Fertility with Yoetzet Halacha Shoshana Samuels

  • navigating staining and וסתות during pregnancy, nursing, and perimenopause

  • In depth text study of defining a מסולקת דמים

1-2 PM Brainstorming Lunch


2:00 – 3:30 PM Getting to the Questions behind the Question: Case Studies from Yoatzot Halacha – Roundtable discussion led by Yoatzot Halacha Shira Donath, Shoshana Samuels, and Lisa Septimus

Tuition: $225 per student.
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